Job Satisfaction, Organization Commitment and Retention in the NOAA (national Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) Corps
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Job satisfaction, commitment, and retention were assessed utilizing survey responses from 319 of 375 NOAA Corps officers. Job satisfaction was analyzed using need-satisfaction theory. Commitment and retention were analyzed using discriminant analysis. Low job satisfaction and poor retention were found in grades 0-1 and 0-2. Moderate job satisfaction was indicated by mid-grade officers. Officers in grades 0-3 40 and 0-4 34 plan to retire with 20 years of service. The majority of officers expressed low satisfaction in the areas of communication and feedback. Promotions are a major concern for officers in the grades of 0-1 through 0-5. The majority of officers enjoy their work and plan to make a career in the Corps. Recommendations to improve job satisfaction, motivation, commitment, and retention are presented.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations